Employees Fired For Peeing Into Old Faithful Busted Via Webcam

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two seasonal Yellowstone National Park concession workers have been fired after a live webcam caught them urinating into the Old Faithful geyser.

Park spokesman Al Nash said a 23-year-old man on Tuesday was fined $750 and placed on three years of unsupervised probation for urinating, being off trail in a restricted area and taking items from the area. The man also was banned from Yellowstone for two years.

The second employee's case is pending.

The park's dispatch center was called after someone watching a webcam on the geyser saw six employees leaving the trail and walking on Old Faithful on May 4.

The geyser was not erupting at the time.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts general manager Jim McCaleb said the former concession workers were hired at the Old Faithful Inn and that such incidents were rare.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 19, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    Talk about missunderstanding, how do you think they have been able to get the old geyser to gush all these years? Sometimes, you just have to prime the pump. Obviously, there was a new camera operator.
  • by ynp gal Location: not ynp on May 19, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    Voter: they were not government employees,they were concession employees. RTFA.
  • by Earnest Location: Richlands on May 18, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    Obviously, they were not union employees. The U.O.F.W. (united old faithful workers), would have had "Gold Plated" toilets to use.
  • by voter Location: nc on May 18, 2009 at 06:08 PM
    government employees always make me proud to be a taxpayer.
  • by T Location: Washington on May 18, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    If you gotta go, well,you gotta go!!
  • by Z Location: Jacksonville on May 18, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    To bad it didn't erupt. Can you imagine? HAHA hey dude check this out then BOOM!!!
  • by Lisa on May 18, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    I wonder how this leaked out?
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